Women’s Ballon d’Or: Chelsea Women’s Fran Kirby, Brazil’s Marta Among 15 Nominees For Inaugural Award

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Chelsea forward Fran Kirby and Brazil legend Marta are among the 15 players nominated for the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award.

Fran Kirby was one of the star performers in the Women’s Super League last season with Chelsea, winning the double with her club and individually was named the PFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

NWSL is also represented well, with Marta, the surprise winner of FIFA’s ‘Best’ player last month, Golden Boot winner Sam Kerr and Canadian great Christine Sinclair joining Horan and Rapinoe on the shortlist.

Here are the 15 vying for the award:

Full list of nominees:

Lucy Bronze (England/Lyon)

Pernille Harder (Denmark/Wolfsburg)

Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)

Amandine Henry (France/Lyon)

Lindsey Horan (USA/Portland Thorns)

Fran Kirby (England/Chelsea)

Sam Kerr (Australia/Chicago Red Stars)

Saki Kumagai (Japan/Lyon)

Amel Majri (France/Lyon)

Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany/Lyon)

Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)

Lieke Martens (Netherlands/Barcelona)

Megan Rapinoe (USA/Seattle Reign)

Wendie Renard (France/Lyon)

Christine Sinclair (Canada/Portland Thorns)

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